Podcast on handling career transitions at Get A Job! Web site

Contact: Beatrice Calvin

Program Officer, HRDR




For Immediate ReleaseÂ

Jan 12, 2010

CHICAGO - A new Podcast featured on the American Library Association’s (ALA) Web site
Get a Job! offers advice on handling layoffs and difficulty finding work.

To help job seekers negotiate career transitions, career development consultant Dr. Caitlin Williams gives practical suggestions on getting organized, maintaining a personal network and utilizing social media. You can hear Dr. Williams’ presentation on by visiting the
Get a Job! Web site (

Dr. Williams will present the some of the tips included in the podcast, along with other useful information at a workshop on from 1:30 – 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010  during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston, Mass. The workshop will be in held in the ALA Placement Center, Hall B, Exhibits Level of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

ALA’s Web site
Get a Job! offers library-job seekers advice, resources, links, best practices and real-life examples. Full of advice for finding a job in the current tough economy, it features information from a range of ALA divisions and units, as well as links to information about general best practices in job seeking.

HRDR focuses on professional development for library workers, encourages recruitment of a diverse workforce in libraries, and advocates for best practices in human resources and library management. Visit
HRDR’s web site, or contact Director Beatrice Calvin at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 4280, for more information.